Obtain Your License

Pursuing a career in the Plumbing field? Study at home for your Idaho Plumbing license exam with our fully online, user-friendly, and self-paced course.

  • Idaho Plumbing License – Books Only Package


    As of this time we do not offer any courses for this exam. We do offer all the required books for this exam here in one complete package. Individual books can be found in our bookstore. Please be sure to check back in the future for possible course material, as we are always adding to our course catalog.


    Idaho Plumbing License – Examination Materials:

    • 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code
    • 2017 Idaho State Plumbing Code
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Requirements To Complete

About This License

A licensed plumber in Idaho can perform all aspects of plumbing, utility connections, irrigation systems, as well as gas piping to water heaters, laundry equipment, kitchen equipment, gas grills, and swimming pool heaters.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

  • All apprentices for the Journeyman must be registered yearly
  • An applicant for the Journeyman must show a minimum of 4 years of experience, pass and exam with no less than 75% correct, and pass a practical work exam
  • Contractors must be certified, plus have the required time enrolled in an approved related training course and have a provable minimum of 2 1/2 years experience as a Journeyman plumber, either in Idaho or in another state
  • Contractors performing hands-on work must test and pass the journeyman exam
  • A $2,000 surety bond is required with the submission prior to taking the contractor exam
  • Licenses are good for 3 years and must be renewed before the expiration date

Applying For Your License

Division of Building Safety, Plumbing Bureau
1090 E. Watertower St.
Meridian, ID 83642

Exam Details

  • 100 questions total and a time limit of 4 hours (Journeyman)
  • 100 questions total and a time limit of 3 hours (Contractor)
  • Open Book
  • Exam requires a 70% to pass.
  • To schedule your exams, contact the bureau at 208-334-3442.

Books and References for the Exam

The following references are permitted to be taken into the examination. These references may be tabbed (with a permanent index tab) and highlighted. You can purchases the references from our online bookstore or by calling 1-800-952-0910.

Exam Review Education

We currently do not have any training material for this test, but please check back later for updates.

Continuing Education

Journeyman plumbers are required to complete 8 hours of continuing education every three years. Contractors are required to complete 16 hours of continuing education every three years. We offer this online.

Reciprocity Agreement

Idaho has a reciprocal agreement with Oregon, and Montana for the journeyman plumber license only.

How It Works


Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).


Purchase Exam Prep materials.


Schedule and pass your state exams.


Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.